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Niles R. Barnes, “Barney,” 67, a loving father, passed away on Wednesday, August 18 at a Gainesville hospital after a brief illness.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force, having served in Viet Nam. He was a long time employee of South Coast Marine.

Survivors include a daughter, Marlice (Donny) Barnes of Largo; a son, Michael Barnes of Lakeland, Ga.; stepson, Bill (Noi) Chepren of Clearwater; step-daughter, Lisa Chepron of Delray Beach; longtime companion, Judy Chepron; two sisters, Donna (Richard) Metker, Paula (John) McCanless; mother of his children, Rebecca Kwasny.

Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, Fla.